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Analysis of the Haiku structure

in the mirror
the stranger coughs
morning fog

dans le miroir
l’étranger tousse
brouillard matinal

Elancharan Gunasekaran, Singapore
cco 2019-05-2


Le thème fréquent de l'autre soi dans le miroir. Il se double ici d'une image dégradée, au propre comme au figuré. Un haïku psychologique réussi car l'auteur se met en scène mais de façon extérieure. Une technique à étudier et bien comprendre pour ce genre de discours.


mirror fog morning face

Structure of this haiku.

Schema and motifs :

Schéma :
  Motif : mmm074 -

Used techniques :

* archetype - Active archetypes.
Active presence of archetypes that have determined relationships between images. These archetypes are structures that have aggregated seeds (meanings) and are patterns inherited from the collective unconscious. These are the models that we use to organize our perception of the World.

* psycho - Haiku with a psychological background.
Haiku can have a reading level that expresses an underlying psychological situation that is still active. It is not sure if this analysis is accurate. It can simply exist in the reader's mind. It is almost always absent from the author's intention, as can be seen from the author's request for information.

* feuilleté - Multilevel discourse, layered haiku.
Haikus with two (or more) reading levels. A first objective level referring to a situation, another underlying level saying something else. The Chinese are fond of this type of discourse with many levels.

These various levels may be conscious or unconscious.

We find a little bit of this technique consciously applied in the weather haiku. The weather element can be understood as an mention to the weather and as the element that creates the atmosphere of haiku.

The two levels of discourse are conscious and disjointed and well visible in haiku tanka, of which they form the two parts. However, they overlap in the layered haiku.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator

Archetypes and dialectics

* A_Rencontre - The Unexpected Encounter.

La rencontre fortuite entre deux êtres avec un moment où quelque chose se passe entre eux.

* T_Chute - Time of the Fall.

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